10 design tips to steal {from Chateau Louis XIV}

December 16, 2015

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I created Hello Lovely 6 years ago to catalog
inspiring projects and SIMPLY HAVE FUN
since in my experience, a sense of humor is
frequently as absent from interior design as
inflatable furniture or fuzzy toilet seat covers.
(lord, have mercy.)

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With a lighthearted spirit, I bring you
10 design tips
inspired by the world's most expensive
home, Chateau Louis XIV located near Paris.

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1.
Do consider curb appeal.



2.
Your kitchen should make you smile.



3.
Abundant natural light is your friend.




4.
Bring the outside in.



5.
When considering art for a room, think beyond the flat canvas.



8.
Basements need not be neglected; they can be beautiful:


exhibit A: underground aquarium



9.
French doors add instant architecture.



10.
Tone on tone creates a sophisticated backdrop for living.




Fun, right?
I hope I have shown there need not be much difference
between your own home and a $301,000,000 palace.
Plus.

If you have Big L O V E under your roof,
well then...
this fancy French residence
may very well pale
next to your
masterpiece.
(and i hope it does.)



Love and peace to you right where you are.



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17 comments

  1. Wonderful tips all Michele! Abundant Light, unique art,remember the exterior curb appeal!Love it all!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    The India Hicks Collection!

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  2. Wow, that underground aquarium is just like the one in my basement...r I g h t! tee hee, thanks for the charming post!

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    1. you too? but do you have dolphins like the ones in my basement? thanks for playing along, marie!

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  3. Greetings! What a wonderful display of design and fun all rolled up into a fantastic, delightful, and inspiring read!
    Happy Holidays!
    JoanMarie

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  4. OH.MY. WORD. Crazy! But fun:) Juat wanted to pop in and say hello...very behind in visiting blogs but thinking of you and sending you the warmest Christmas and holiday wishes!

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    1. thx for popping over, friend--too bad this chateau is no longer vacant for us to visit in paris!

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  5. Wow! I don't think I'd want to relax in a room with large fish/shark swimming around me ;) Such a fun post Michele

    Hope you are having a good week and enjoying some festivities with your family!

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  6. This chateau is out of this world! The underground aquarium is simply amazing! I wish I could have one like this some day.

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  7. Santa: I've been good all year - can I have that wine cellar? :) Merry Christmas, my friend. Hope you are enjoying your beautiful new home. xoxo

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    1. ooooh i hope the cellar fit in his sleigh! still toiling in the new cottage and loving the setting!

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